Defense was the Miami Dolphins’ Achilles heel in 2022, and after the team gave up 34 points in its first playoff game in five years, defensive coordinator Josh Boyer paid for it with his job.
Miami fired Boyer after three years with the team and offered head coach Mike McDaniel the opportunity to build the defensive coaching staff at will. But one notable name is already making headlines.
According to ESPN Dolphins insider Marcel Louis-Jacques, the Dolphins are considered “very much” in contention to hire Vic Fangio as their new defensive coordinator. Fangio currently serves as a defensive consultant on the Philadelphia Eagles, but has nearly two decades of experience as a defensive coordinator.
Prior to working in Philadelphia, Fangio was the head coach of the Denver Broncos from 2019 to 2021. He went just 19–30 as head coach and finished last in the AFC West in his final two seasons before being fired.
Vic Fangio’s 22 years as a coordinator and head coach have seen his teams finish as a top 10 defense after 10 seasons. He oversaw the San Francisco 49ers defense that reached the NFC Championship Game three consecutive years between 2011 and 2013.
While Fangio is not the Eagles’ defensive coordinator right now, it certainly helps his case that the Eagles defense has gone from the middle of the pack to the top 10 with four players who have at least 11 sacks this season.
If the Dolphins want a veteran hand to guide the defense, they could do a lot worse than Vic Fangio.
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